I’m glad you’re here! This page is dedicated to exploring and teaching new ways to do things—primarily with maintaining dolls, and with constructing doll clothes. I will be exploring techniques with machine embroidery (to more easily make those stitches that are hard to get to), cutters (to more accurately and easily cut out and mark patterns as they are cut out), software (to show how to do some of the basics), and sewing tools—to get those perfect gathers with a ruffler, or how to use fusible or dissolving thread (to make construction easier on tiny pattern pieces).
My background is basically working in the Information Technology industry supporting software development; but I’ve been sewing since the 1960s when I was a kid. I love all the new toys and developments, and have a basic Kenmore sewing machine, a Ricoma embroidery machine, a Bernina blind hemmer, and a Simplicity serger. Most are relatively old school. But I also have a first-generation Brother ScanNCut and love it! I’ll be exploring ways to use all of these together, as well as making patterns for both machine embroidery and sewing, and hopefully using them together. Most, if not all, of my patterns will come with SVG and FCM files as well, for those who want to use their cutting machines.
I welcome feedback, suggestions, questions, and even criticism so that we can make good clothing pieces more easily, with better results!
Thanks for joining me on this journey!